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Community Programs

Native Sibs Program

The Native American Sib program matches incoming new students with upperclass students who help with their transition into the Stanford community by exposing them to the various components of the Native American community on campus.

Monthly Potluck Dinner Gatherings

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends gather at the Native American Cultural Center or Muwekma-Tah-Ruk nearly every month to share a meal, good times, and conversation. Occasionally with a special theme--like "SPAM-O-Rama" or "Food of Color"--potluck dinners bring us together, often with guests from the larger Bay Area Native community.

Student Mentor Dinner

The Stanford American Indian Organization and the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program host a buffet dinner featuring Native foods so that students and their guest faculty, staff, alumni and student mentors can get to know each other away from the classroom. The John Milton Oskison Writing Competition and Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award recipients are announced at this event.

Native American Community Awards and Classes Dinner

The Native Community and several student organizations acknowledge their graduating members, organizational officers, and scholarship recipients at this annual awards banquet. Individual scholarship and community service are also celebrated.